UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES

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  1. UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN
  2. RECALL HIS PAST LIVES
  1. 2010, Apichatpong Weerasethakul,
  2. UK/Thailand/France/Germany/Spain,
  3. 113 min.
  4. With Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas

“One of a kind...a sensory experience that makes its own rules.”
—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“At once visionary and startlingly grounded.”
—Chris Cabin, FilmCritic.com

In recognition of the conferring of an honorary Ph.D. on director Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents two special screenings of his Cannes Palme d’Or-winning feature. Breathtakingly mystical, and steeped in a Buddhist worldview, the film is a loose narrative spun around the last days of a dying man. Uncle Boonmee retreats with two family members to a small jungle home, where he is soon visited by guests from the spirit world in some of the most delicately beautiful and fantastical sequences in all of contemporary cinema. In Thai with English subtitles. 35mm. (BS)

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